Gum Disease

You May Have Gingivitis

Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are committed to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t influence your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause dilemmas. At Dental Designs of Owensboro, we can

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Not Your Mother’s Jewelry: 5 Reasons Tongue Piercings Are Dangerous

Let’s get right to it; while tongue, cheek, and lip piercings are “so in” right now, here are five reasons to keep piercings where they belong—in your ears: Excessive drooling—YIKES! Chipped teeth Infection (some even in places you wouldn’t think can get infected) Hypersensitivity to metal Nerve damage Drooling Lip and tongue piercings may make

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Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Nearly half of Americans over the age of thirty have gum disease in some form. Fortunately, it’s a treatable condition at Dental Designs of Owensboro. What is gum disease? Gum disease is inflammation and infection of the soft tissue that holds your teeth in

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Preventing Gum Disease At Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

This message from Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro is about gum disease, and how you can prevent it. Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar, which is hardened plaque. Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and

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How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adult Americans. And yet many people are surprisingly under-informed about it. In this blog post from Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we share some basic facts about gum disease. In its earliest and most treatable stage, gum disease is called gingivitis.

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Daily Oral Hygiene: Put Your Heart Into It

In this message from Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we remind you of the link between your dental health and your overall health. Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for years that there is a connection between gum disease and heart problems, However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and

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9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

Unfortunately, gum disease is very common, and a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. But it is also treatable, at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro. Here’s some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brush for two to three minutes at least twice a day, with

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The Dental Designs of Owensboro Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

Hearing that you have gum disease can be upsetting. Here at Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. There is hope. Symptoms of Gum Disease Bleeding gums Swollen, tender gums

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are vital for good dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning. It may be a sign of gum disease. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But if the bleeding

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Three Types Of Stains: Teeth Whitening in Owensboro

Professional teeth whitening is the easiest way you can improve your appearance. And at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, teeth whitening is one of the things we do best. First, a caveat: not everyone responds the same to teeth whitening. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends

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